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Live Theatre "<transgender person> Roadshow"


Kate Thomas:
This show looks like a real hoot!
I am sure any one who saw it would  enjoy it.
I doubt they would make it out west. so i will never get to see it.
Out East this month. If you get to see it post a review.


from their web page 
The <transgender person> Roadshow is a multimedia performance art extravaganza, which will be touring the country for the second time this spring. It is composed of an eclectic group of artists, each one self-identified as transgender, and includes poets, rappers, filmmakers, storytellers, breakdancers, rock bands, comedians, actors, folk singers, photographers, zinesters, and more. Stationary art (i.e. photography and sculpture) will be on display, but most of the presentation is the live show, a unique variety show where the expression of gender and the expression of self are inseparable.

The show is a fluid entity, changing to suit the artists and the crowd, but always it is full of intelligence, fun and humor. Although the <transgender person> Roadshow is done entirely by transpeople, it is not exclusively for transpeople. It is a raucous evening of entertainment, open and accessible to people of all backgrounds. Most of us are experienced performers (for individual artist bios, refer to the following pages), and while our goals do include challenging people and making them think, our most important goals are to entertain them, make them laugh, and make them dance.

Some pieces of each show will focus specifically on gender, but many others will not. All people have multiple identities, which overlap, intertwine and impact each other in different ways. We recognize that our trans identities are singular facets of who we are, and one of the aims of the <transgender person> Roadshow is to present transpeople as we are - as whole, multi-faceted people. We are not only trannies, we are singers, filmmakers, dancers, writers, jugglers, etc. And our art expresses many things, of which gender is only one. In the show, we present a wide spectrum of gender identities, a brilliant array of living art, and the ties that bind these identities to our artwork and to the world.


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